Iowa State University Comparison

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Location Ames, IA
Setting Small City
Students 34,992
Type Public 4 Year
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit


Tuition (In State) $8,042
Tuition (Out of State) $23,230
Room & Board $9,149
Avg Net Price $15,195
Avg Grant Aid $8,063
% Receiving Grant Aid 82%

Admission and Academics

Acceptance Rate 92.1%
Avg High School GPA 3.6
Admissions Standards Difficult
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 22/28
SAT Range 1100/1340
Application Deadline Jul 1, 2022


Graduation Rate 68%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $53,700
Making Student Loan Payments 74%
Median Student Loan Debt $23,868
Median Loan Payment $246
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard